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the president will be successful in guiding our nation. [applause] i want to thank paul ryan for all he has done for our campaign. [applause] and for our country. besides my wife, hit paul is the best choice i have ever made. [applause] and i trust that his intellect and his hard work, and his commitment to principle, will continue to contribute to the good of our nation. i also want to thank ann, a love of my life. -- the love of my life. [applause] she would have been a wonderful first lady. [applause] she has been that and more to me and to our family, and to the many people she has touched with her compassion and care. theirk my son's for tireless work on the behalf of the campaign, and think their wives and children for taking up the slack as their husbands and dads have spent so many weeks away from home. [applause] i want to thank the dedicated campaign team. and matt rhodes. they have made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but for the country we love. to you tonight, and to the team across the country -- the volunteers, fund-raisers, donors, surrogates. i do not think there is an
differently. there rummy and paul ryan are good man and the leaders. i want to wish them and their families well. the american people have spoken. they have reelected president obama and they have reelected the putt -- a republican majority. there is a mandate in yesterday's results and a mandate to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges will face as a nation. a message today is not one of confrontation but one of conviction. in the weeks and months ahead we face a series of tremendous challenges and opportunities. there is the fiscal cliff. a combination of spending cuts and tax increases mandated by law. congress will be asked to raise the nation's debt ceiling. legislation will be needed to keep the government running as a continuing resolution under which we are currently operating. amid this short-term hurdles we face the greatest challenge of all. a massive debt that is smothering growth and exceeding the entire size of our economy. there will be many who will say that we should confront the first of these challenges by letting the tax rates expire and pushing
consolidation text some people said it lowers the bird and others say that paul ryan is saying we will leave medicare the way it is but one younger people get there, it will be different theme that question is more interesting. >> i'm not sure it is sustainable >> it is more sustainable today than it was. >> there is certainly far more interest today in the broader question of the debt burden. does a question that all economists are worried about, debt to gdp ratio, in terms of a backer question. but then in the generational context as well. people are more interested in the devils of than they were for five years ago. >> it is not just generational because young people voted for the president overwhelmingly. >> clearly, the interest in young people not being left with this dead end on the other hand, you will have to bear the burden of all the consolidation -- none of these changes in the ryan version nothing happens for 10 years and we put more money back again. by the time you get there, it will be a different program. how does that work? >> there is a time value of money. if you start a
fundamental misreading about what happened. i'll pour more salt in the wound. paul ryan said the reason we won is because we did well in urban areas. we won his hometown by 24 points and he lost it by ten and it's not an urban area. so it's disturbing within eighty days there is that think about that gift to young people, latinos. gifts of contraception to women. so if that's your diagnosis, and it actually has eerie echoes of the 47%. so to the think of soul searching. governor romney is going off the stage. others who are going to be facing voters in 2014 and 2016 are going to be most prominent in deciding a direction. i think that would be concerning to anybody in the republican party is thinking how do we get more square with the country as it exists today. >> i think technology played an interesting role in both of those moments and perhaps others in the campaign. i'd love to hear you talk about this for a moment. for example, in a previous era the 47% tape might never have been made or might have only been an audio taped and leaked to the "new york times" or "washington post" or some oth
invested in to be there. asked to be there. we need to take an honest look at medicare. i believe the paul ryan approach was not the right approach. i thought his idea of premium support would raise the cost of medicare is turned on many seniors. i think it was unworkable and did not support. some suggest raising the medicare retirement age. i have trouble with that. my trouble is in my family, i have an older brother who passed away a few years ago appeared when he retired, he had health insurance from his employer and then had a massive heart attack and surgery. they canceled his insurance. my very conservative republican brother, who had no use for a social program, started counting the days until he was eligible for medicare. that was the only place he could turn. what was at stake were all the savings he put together for his family. if anybody wants to talk about a later eligibility age for medicare, what i want to hear is the assurance and guarantee that people like my brother will have access to affordable health care insurance during any time. until i hear that, i am skeptical. i w
-- [indiscernible] i do not see that tom has had parades thrown in his honor. [indiscernible] paul ryan goes the other way. give a dynamic of where we are right now. the final question is why is it simpson-bowles and not bowles- simpson? >> i will take the latter first. the reason is not bowles- simpson is the acronym for that is not appropriate. [laughter] simpson-bowles means son of a bitch, so it makes no difference. this council and others, it is to back these guys up who have the guts to do this. no one knows politics better than you. we have worked together for years. there is a political price. these groups will begin to circle. we will raise more bucks to be right there at their backs until our backs cave in. if the tipping point comes and we go over the cliff, the people in america who are looking around when they go to borrow money to send their kid to community college and it has gone up 2% interest rates, they will say, who did this? what a jerk allow this to happen? they will say, you were the rigid one who would never do anything and we will take it out on you. i hope it does h
is that the senate is doable. it is eric cantor -- you know who could play tremendous role is paul ryan. he is a champion of the conservative side of the party, but his voting record shows that he will vote for smart compromises. he will moderate his views. and he is someone who could really sell a deal to the republican right. the question is, is this the first step that he was to take toward being the nominee, cutting a deal with obama? or does he want to be the champion of, no way, we will stick with the ryan budget to the last man? >>, speaking of all right for a second, the most famous republicans in the house -- speaking of paul reihan for a setting, the most famous republicans in the house, paul ryan did all right on site. but a couple of the others, michelle bachmann had close race. alan west looks like he is going to lose. some really close contest for some well-known candidates. >> we have seen this in a couple of cycles in a row with michelle bachmann. she is learning that acting the way she does is great for fund- raising, but it is also great for her opponents fundraising, too.
not believe you have to change the basic structure of medicare and medicaid, as paul ryan does. you can find great savings by working with the inefficiencies. >> excuse me. john. >> speaker boehner talked about not increasing tax rates for small businesses. if that framework could be accomplished, what kind of revenues could be raised within that framework? could you consider the limit on the value of deductions that the president had in his budget? >> in terms of small businesses, how do you define a small business? that is one of the slippery slopes. do you define a multibillion- dollar entertainment company, sports team, or hedge fund as a small business because their structure happens to be a business structure? everyone agrees that what we really mean when we say small business, what the typical voter envisions, is the local dry cleaner, the manufacturer who has 15 people making widgets and stuff like that. nobody thinks they should have their taxes raised. if it is used as code for people who are very wealthy and really large businesses, do not fit the traditional definition, that is a
everything is america is in decline. paul ryan -- here is what they talked about. did you ever think you hear a candidate running for president saying america has developed a culture of dependence? ladies and gentlemen, when we rescued the automobile industry, saving 1 million jobs, creating over 200,000 new good- paying jobs, gm is back, chrysler is the fastest-growing auto maker in the nation, what is their response? it is outrageous, their response. in the last hours of this campaign, they have become truly desperate. i came from ohio -- they are running an ad in ohio and the following -- this is the god's truth. the ad they are running says the following -- it says that barack obama bankrupting the automobile industry so that it could be sold to the italians -- i do not know they have against the italians -- sold to the italians so they could offshore to china. that is what they are saying -- i am not making this up. ladies and gentlemen, here is the cynical part. just imagine, your from the upper midwest, my state is delaware, which was one of the biggest automobile producing states in t
job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house. >> why is mitt romney and paul ryan -- why did they lose and the republicans lost seats in the house and senate? what do think the republican party needs to do to make sure it doesn't happen again? >> can you identify yourself? >> jonathan with the new york times. >> i think that is a great question. many of us are looking and thinking about that. i do not think we lost by being too conservative and articulating our principles to clearly. it was the opposite. the 2010 election was a way the election, a tremendous response from the same folks that propelled the symbol latest republican majority in decades. i do not think the turn of the diamonds and we do not want to cut spending, balance our budget, that is not what they said. eisler margin of 51%, the president was reelected -- by a very slim margin of 51%, the president was reelected. not just the folks that breed the wall street journal, no disrespect, but there are millions of other americans who have not heard what we believe and and the value of limited government. i do
to elect mitt romney and paul ryan to save jobs in virginia? \[applause] are you ready to get the greatest country on earth out of debt and back to work by electing mitt romney? \[applause] i thought so. well you look all dried out and recovered from the store and god blessed us by giving us a glancing blow. what great work done by our first responders and government officials around the state. we are blessed to have done so well here in virginia. \[applause] you know a month ago president obama came to virginia and said if you don't win virginia, i won't be president of the united states. will you help him keep that promise? \[applause] we love having mitt romney here. but we like having president obama and joe biden here because they say the darnedest things in virginia, don't they? >> like bind saying it's great to be here in north carolina. and president obama saying he had a business but somebody else built that. does that sound like somebody who understands free enterprise and the american dream? fortunately, we have a candidate who does. i'm glad to have followed george allen. he wa
. this gentleman has been waiting patiently here. >> over the long haul, in the spending debate, is paul ryan's budget plan still kind of the starting point for you guys, or will this discussion right now change that? >> i mean, remember, even that questions whether this will solve this problem. we at least got to get to paul's plan. many of us supported the republican study budget, which would even -- we felt it made even more sense, because it got to balance in a much shorter amount of time, so i think that's at a minimum where we need to go, because think about it, the white house, their budget didn't get one single vote in the senate or the house. you know, 535-0, whatever, depending on who was present that time. a single yes vote, the senate doesn't come up with one, so certainly that's got to be where we hope to at least get to that level. if we're going to have any chance of solving this problem. >> one other item, things have actually worsened considerably in the outlook that we base that budget on. i believe that's the starting point, but again, sequester is the word around,s and pre
for the country, those would be good signs. >> what was your immediate thinking about paul ryan and where did you end up thinking? >> my immediate was i cannot believe they're going to do this. just -- i -- axelrod always thought it was going to be paul ryan. >> he did not. he thought it was going to be tim pawlenty. >> ax looked at me and said they are going to pick paul ryan. at the time i thought to myself, they're going to spend a lot of time on defense on medicare, medicaid, all whole bunch of issues. >> they were not divisive issues. >> did you see how close florida was? i think they spent some time defending it. we obviously thought it was important. we air anded several labs -- aired several ads. i thought he added some youth and energy. they had a base concerns and he helped those. so i am not criticizing the pick i just think there were other -- >> you are. >> i was giving an assessment of the good and bad. >> was the helpful? he gave them excitement. he bought them silence from conservatives. did that help or hurt mitt romney? >> i do not think it did much of be there. here is the trut
by paul ryan. this was years ago. paul ryan posed a question. he said, "wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce personal savings accounts? and wouldn't that put social security on a more stable, secure footing, going forward? when this improve the solvency of the system?" alan greenspan's response had to come as a surprise to the congressman. he said, "i would not say that social security is on on sound footing today, because there is nothing to prevent the federal government from creating all of the money it wants and paying it out to someone." that is a quote. the issue, he said, is, will the real sources be there in the future for retirees when they are needed? he turned the focus away from financial resources, which can always be there, to the real resources, which is what we should be focusing on -- employing people, producing the capital, the goods for the next generation, having the real resources. it is what matters. it is time we realized that the federal government is not like a household. the u.s. dollar comes from the u.s. government. it does not come from china. we con
for the things we believe in. especially i am proud of our colleague paul ryan. the kind of solutions oriented agenda we have been about the last two years. as the speaker said, we stand together ready to do what is right by the people of this country to extend our hand and say we want to help those who are in trouble, those who are having tough times and we want to help people in this country get back to work. we're going to be about their results oriented majority just as we have been and what solutions that did pat -- people back to work. what solutions that will save medicare from those who -- for those who need it. we're making sure there is solutions in place for the challenges people are facing. that is why we say we want to work with you on solutions. we do not understand why raising tax rates is the solution if you want to see people get back to work. the speaker has extended his hand and said we want to work with you. we understand that he won reelection as did we and we want to go forward together in cooperation to solve the problem, not just posture. >> is is an honor to serve one
, and courage. paul ryan did win reelection in his wisconsin district, and will likely continue to be part of the republican leadership. we are joined from st. louis, missouri, on the independent line. >> lives have changed. first of all, since the worst person in d.c. -- that is mr. filibuster, mitch mcconnell. he just walked out on his number one goal of the last four years. maybe he will make his next number one goal a compromise budget. raise taxes a penny on the rich. that is if grover norquist, and his rich benefactors, will let him. trump down to these republican callers -- they should be ashamed and embarrassed with their own christian attitude toward obama, talking about where he was born, and stuff that has nothing to do with nothing. what do you think about the republican base? i think they are so big and so far right, they are never going to change. i think the republicans will become history. they are just not where most people are. my last point -- in 2006, you need to remind these callers in 2006, a republican house, a republican senate, a republican president -- pass the fr
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